We bandy words about in an attempt to define a style. We grab at labels to contain the mood, the feeling, the spirit of a space. I can tell you in all honesty that for this Lincoln Park home created from an old charcoal factory by Chicago-based interior designer words and labels fail me. “Industrial chic” and “rough luxe” just seem so inadequate to explain how fabulous this home is. The steel and glass windows, the roughly rendered walls, the carefully curated pieces of furniture and art, the texture in the bedroom alone. It leaves me spinning. Amazing, simply amazing.
Many of you have likely seen this to-die-for SoHo loft already, when it was owned by actress Meg Ryan and featured in , but I had to share and give you a second look because it is has a Parisian vibe I live for and is designed by one of the best – . A prime example of how mostly black and white can work so sooooooo well. And why subway and hex tiles will always be at the top of my list.
Photos: William Abranowicz
Oh how I love some loft eye candy! This one by Chicago interior designer is really eclectic and a whole lot of fun. A distinctive global vibe is evident throughout this glorious loft which adds a lot of warmth to the mostly-exposed-brick space, and painting some of the brick out in white makes it brighter and less industrial. Even the motorcycle parked within the loft works 🙂 (More of his work here and here)
Photos: Aimee Mazzenga
Didier Ryan of British architecture firm worked some magic on this warehouse conversion to create an absolutely fabulous loft. What was once a furniture depot for the renowned department store Harrods is now modern, unfussy and spacious. Featuring windows I would do just about anything for.
This incredible and spacious loft in Camden Town, London makes my modest sized home look like a miniature doll house. What a dream to have all of this square footage to play with! Interior architect and designer created magic here and was very smart in her choices – the biggest rug I’ve ever seen anchoring the bulkiest sectional sofas ever with the largest bookshelves I’ve ever seen in a residential application…